Nov 14, 2012 6:00pm EST
. depending on who you talk to, banning the bags will save the environment or just trash thousands of jobs. the complete story in just a little bit. >> still to come in this half hour, a war of words brewing over the best way to save the chesapeake bay. >> and let's talk numbers. much cooler today. temperatures in the 40s. 49-36 in the books. we will talk about the weekend. starts off nice. may not finish so strong. >> but first ahead a pharmacy at the center of the deadly meningitis out break. what he had to say with families of the victims listening. that's next. >> 9news now is sponsored in part by >>> in tonight's health alert. trying to get to the bottom of the nation's deadly meningitis out break. the owner at the center of the investigation came to capitol hill today. but he refused to answer the questions of a house committee. instead heard from the widow of the first of 32 people to die in this out break. >> these are human beings that these committees, the fda, the ecc, whoever is responsible. know their lack of attention to their duties cost my husband his life. cost my family a
Nov 14, 2012 4:30am EST
environments. >>> researchers in canada say there's no need to fast before taking blood tests to determine blood cholesterol levels. they found results on patients who did not fast were accurate as long as the doctors knew the hour of the patient's last meal. >>> you're trying to quit smoking? well, there may be an app for that some day. resevers in new zealand say smartphones could be a new tool to help smokers quit. they found smokers who received motivational text messages are more likely to stay away from cigarettes. that's kind of interesting. >>> time now for the question of the morning. >> what word most married couples use to describe their spouse? is it a, understanding, b, stubborn, c, forgetful? >> they don't sound very nice. log on to our facebook fan page. we'd love to hear what you think. we'll have the answer in our 6:00 hour. we're also giving away tickets to "les miserables." all you have to do is answer the question of the day correctly. we'll put your name in a hat and randomly draw a name every day. "les miserables" is at national theater coming up next month. we'll be
Nov 14, 2012 5:00am EST
veterans are in a clean environment. more than 300 janitors at walter reed medical center say they haven't been paid in two weeks. supporters came out to stand in solidarity with the janitors tuesday at a rally in bethesda. 9news spoke with one of the frustrated employees. >> i have done the job. i have complied with their regulations and everything but i'm not getting paid. >> it tends to get frustrating. the federal contractor that employs the janitors says the government hasn't paid them so they can't pay their workers. >>> it is 5:52. making news now, business owners in lower manhattan may not be able to survive superstorm sandy, even those who have made enough repairs to be able to open have seen a dropoff in customers. many stores remain closed and even employees with open businesses are having their hours scaled back. >>> little good transportation news in new york after the big storm sandy. part of the battery tunnel reopened before last night's rush hour. 86 million gallons of water from sandy's storm surge swamped the tunnel which connects brooklyn to manhattan. >>> ocean city'